Here’s me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WilliamQuincyBelle
And here’s me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/wqbelle
As you can see, the entries in Facebook and Twitter are merely a summary of my blog entries with a link back to the original entry. What’s nifty for me is that all I have to do is publish a new blog entry then a short time later, the app kicks in, reads my new entry and updates my Facebook account and my Twitter account. I don’t have to do anything; it’s all automatic.
Of course, now that I’ve done this, what does it mean? Do I now have people beating down my virtual door attracted by my literary skills and transfixed at my pearls of wisdom? Hardly. In fact, I wonder if anybody has run across my stuff on either one of these social networks at all. Certainly the number of page views per day of my blog is still nothing to write home about. I remain a legend in my own mind.
However I have had a few callers which have turned out to be odd to say the least. On Facebook, I have had 2 so called females soliciting me for what I can only guess would be a "good time" and on Twitter, I’ve now had 8 other so called females offering their own "personal video". Are these being sent out one at a time by a human being or is there some sort of robot which is capable of finding then contacting the various accounts in these two systems? I like to think I’m popular but I know I’m not that popular like a rock star to have totally unknown females throwing themselves at my feet. Let’s not forget that if you change just one consonant in "spam", you end up with "scam". A fool and his money are soon parted. A fool with a libido and his money are soon parted.
The first Facebook message with the picture of a cute young girl called Estelle Gonzalez was (I left in the spelling errors):
lets talk for a lil bit just to have soem fun lol
just bored and dont have anything to do lol
so just say you are William Belle from facebook and well you know.. i know is you lol 🙂
Block sender. [chuckles] I just looked back on this message – it’s now 6 weeks later – and the picture is gone and there seems to be no account anymore. I guess if you don’t catch any fish, you take your line out of the water and go home.
Just now in my Gmail account, I have received an email entitled, "Marla is now following you on Twitter!" I open the email and read the following
You do not follow Marla.
* • Find out more about Marla on @Marlame56’s profile page.
* • Send Marla an @ reply.
* • Send Marla a direct message.
If you believe Marla is engaging in abusive behavior on Twitter, you may report Marla for spam.
For starters, I’m not interested. Second, this has to be about 10th time I have received one of these emails in the past 2 weeks. One evening I had 4 of them over the space of 2 hours. Brittneysa57, Elizabethwi48, Jessica5476, Agnespu27, Glendaki33, they just keep showing up all with references about their new super-sexy video. Just a tad annoying.
The sex sellers are everywhere. Gawd, they’re in my email – although Gmail does some great blocking – and now in Facebook and Twitter. Stop it! No more "super-sexy videos"! Give me a break!
There’s another blogging system called Open Salon. I discovered they also have an automatic connector from my blog to their system. I’ve set it up and now all my blog entries are also posted into this system. Yes, it is merely a copy of my blog but hopefully it may get me a little more exposure.
Of course, let’s not forget what the blog pundits recommend. Looking for exposure is important but at the end of the day, it is the content that is going to make anybody come back. I try to write every day and I try to make it interesting. Nevertheless, there is a lot of competition out there. I read somewhere there are over 100 million blogs however reports say that the majority of them are not updated. In fact, the majority are created, played around with a bit then the author loses interest and abandons it. Apparently only a number in the millions represents the true number of active blogs. Still, that’s a lot of competition!
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